Latest Gender identity News

Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake

Oct. 05, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple's wedding cake a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling he violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender...

Kansas governor seeks to regain control of education debate

Oct. 05, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor is trying to reclaim control over the education debate in a tough reelection race, hoping to return to her preferred focus on public school spending hikes during her term after Republican attacks over transgender athletes and what is taught...

Seattle woman gets probation for massive Capital One hack

Oct. 04, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to time served and five years of probation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said sentencing former Amazon...

Oklahoma governor urges action on anti-transgender medicine

Oct. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to impose a statewide ban when it returns in February. The bill signed by the first-term Republican, who is up for...

Garland is asked to probe threats to children’s hospitals

Oct. 04, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three major medical associations have asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate and prosecute people who are threatening violence against children’s hospitals and physicians that provide gender-affirming health care. The American Academy of Pediatrics,...

Oklahoma sports 'biological sex affidavit' raises questions

Oct. 04, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — J.D. Runnels and his son, James, share a love for football. Runnels played for the University of Oklahoma and in the National Football League, and he coached in the United States Football League this past season. His son plays center for Southridge Middle...

Transgender inmate who sued Idaho to get $2.5M in legal fees

Oct. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Idaho and its prison medical care provider to pay more than $2.5 million in legal fees to a transgender inmate who sued after she was denied gender confirmation surgery. The cost, however, will not come out of taxpayer dollars....

New law aims to make California haven for transgender youth

Sep. 30, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law aims to stop other states from punishing children who come to California for transgender surgeries and other gender-affirming care, a move that will intensify conflicts between Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Republican governors amid the country's...

Pakistan launches anti-harassment hotline for trans people

Sep. 30, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday launched a hotline for transgender people in an effort to protect them from discrimination and harassment, a senior government official said. Trans people in Pakistan are considered outcasts by many, especially in conservative areas in the...

Ex-Chicago cop faces civil rights charge for sexual abuse

Sep. 28, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer has been indicted on a federal civil rights charge for allegedly kidnapping and sexually abusing someone while on duty, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. James Sajdak, 64, of Chicago, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights...